Sunday, January 2, 2011


Our Thanksgiving was just so wonderful. I was really worried about being away from my family, but I felt a real peace about being here...

On the morning of Thanksgiving Day, we woke up and made a yummy breakfast of hot chocolate, pancakes and bacon. Our neighbors from upstairs, Phil and Owen, came to join us and it was really fun. Then, we started cooking!! I felt so grown-up making food for Thanksgiving. I made (and ate) my first ever Sweet Potato Casserole. It turned out GREAT! And I also made our family's favorite fruit salad, which was exactly what I needed to make it taste like I was at home.

For dinner, we put three tables together at Nolan, Matt, and Jeff's and all 13 of us ate dinner together. Anna made name places for us and we had candles on the table and festive Thanksgiving plates. While watching dinner, we had on a football game that was downloaded from the week before.

The one rule for Thanksgiving was "No T-shirts Allowed." haha. So, we all dressed up! Everyone looked really nice...especially our sweet boys!

After dinner, we all sat around and enjoyed each other's company and watched "A Christmas Carol" to start off the Christmas season.

I am so thankful for all the many blessings I have been given, especially the opportunity to live here and the incredible people I am experiencing this year with!

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you enjoyed Thanksgiving and felt a peace.

    We sure did miss you, but know it is where you are supposed to be.

    I am so thankful for all the many blessings I have been given; especially you, Sissy, and Dad.

    Love you more than all the pumpkins in all the patches,